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  • Adriatic JH main crop after cold damage

    I harvested my first main crop from Adriatic JH today. My AJH is an in-ground tree/bush that went through several single degree nights last winter and one night that went down to 0 deg. F. It lost about 90% of its top growth - see pics below of the stump and a couple weeks later after the stump started to leaf out. So even though this is a moderately late season fig I am very impressed that it was still able to give me a main crop starting on Sept. 8 after really severe cold damage. I should get another month of figs off of this tree although they won't taste quite as good once the cooler weather sets in. I was also able to get two brebas back in July that came off of the stump that survived the winter. By the way the fig (although odd shaped) was top notch - a rich, jammy, berry-like flavor. Seems like this is a must have variety for my area.
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    Steve
    D-i-c-k-e-r-s-o-n, MD; zone 7a
    WL: Nantes Maroc

  • #2
    Steve,

    That's encouraging news on your JH Adriatic. I have a couple of those right now and given your experience I might designate one for future in-ground planting. They are cuttings right now and will be babied through the next two winters (at least).

    Kevin (Eastern MA - Zone 5b/6a)

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    • #3
      Good review, I'm amazed you got brebas! How big did it regrow?
      https://www.figbid.com/Listing/Browse?Seller=Kelby
      SE PA
      Zone 6

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      • Rewton
        Rewton commented
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        It's a pretty good sized bush at this point (maybe 5 ft high and 6 ft in diameter with 5-6 main trunks) and would be bigger if we would have been getting regular rain. I'll try to provide a photo tomorrow.

    • #4
      Thanks for the review steve, my jh adriatic has been in ground for 2 seasons now and I only got to sample one fig this season because it started as a really slow grower but the last half of this season it more then doubled in size and I've been breaking off all the figs so next season I'm expecting it will do well!
      Ryan- CenLa, zone 8a/b

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      • #5
        Steve, glad to see your AJH grew so well and produced figs, Thanks for posting pictures.
        Shailesh, Pennsylvania, ZONE 6B

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        • #6
          Thanks for your post and pictures. How did the brebas taste? I was just trying to find out about its breba production this morning. One person posted that it made brebas but no one talked about them. My tree is new this year. I've left a few figs on it, but they're not ripe yet.
          Mara, Southern California,
          Climate Zone: 1990=9b 2012= 10a 2020=?

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          • Rewton
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            The brebas were very good to excellent - nearly as good as the main crop.

          • Altadena Mara
            Altadena Mara commented
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            Thanks Rewton. I was hoping that was the case. I have several fig varieties that produce Adriatic flavored fruit and am trying to figure out where to "ground" the most flavorful of the lot. Delicious spring brebas are a definite plus.

        • #7
          Anyone have any cuttings of this fig available? Would love to try and grow.

          Mike Hughes, LA 71075
          Last edited by AscPete; 09-09-2015, 09:19 AM. Reason: edited address

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          • Kelby
            Kelby commented
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            FYI, this is a public forum and anyone can see your address.

          • COGardener
            COGardener commented
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            And welcome.

        • #8
          Here are photos of the Adriatic JH tree/bush that I took today.
          You may only view thumbnails in this gallery. This gallery has 3 photos.
          Steve
          D-i-c-k-e-r-s-o-n, MD; zone 7a
          WL: Nantes Maroc

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          • Kelby
            Kelby commented
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            Looks like my house with figs in the front flower beds!

          • Rewton
            Rewton commented
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            Yes, there is a Ronde de Bordeaux in the background with the Adriatic JH in the foreground. Also in the front yard are a Makewa Jiro and Wase Fuyu persimmon as well as two sunshine blue blueberries. Everything else is strictly ornamental.

        • #9
          That a nice looking tree/bush... lol

          I tried to root a couple cuttings over the winter, sadly they both failed. I'm looking forward to trying again in the future.
          Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

          “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

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          • #10
            Looking real good :-)
            Don - OH Zone 6a Wish list: Zaffiro, Moro de Caneva, Nerucciolo d'Elba, Bordissot Blanca Negra, Rubado

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            • #11
              Nice looking photos. I'll have to wait on my until next year. My cuttings were started this year.
              Jerry, Canyon Lake TX 8b

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